| Chinkapin Oak , Chestnut Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Yellow Oak, Chinquapin Oak|
Fagaceae (white oak group)
Chinkapin Oak is an attractive medium to large shade tree suitable for use in much of Texas. Its distinctive saw-tooth leaves, which resemble those of the chinquapin tree found in the eastern U.S., are a rich green, turning yellow to bronze in fall. It grows in the wild on well-drained bottomland soils and limestone hills near water, but it is adaptable to a range of soils and exposures. Seldom troubled by diseases or pests, it is moderate to fast-growing and develops an open rounded crown as it ages.
Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree
Flower Color: green, males in catkins 3-4 in. long
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: acorn, dark brown
Height: 50 to 90 ft.
Width: 20 to 40 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: medium low
Soil Requirements: alkaline adaptable